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A 36-year-old member asked:

what is rectal ulcer?

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Dr. Juan Peschiera
Dr. Juan Peschiera answered
General Surgery 41 years experience
RECTAL ULCER: It can result from stool pressure ( severe chronic constipation : stercoral ulcer, or from some viral diseases sexually transmitted or from malignancy ( cancer). Biopsy is imperative in many cases.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Breakdown in lining.: A rectal ulcer is a breakdown in the lining of the rectum called the mucosa. The rectum is a muscular tube that passes stool from the colon and out of the anus. Ulceration can cause bleeding, discomfort, straining, and passage of mucus. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a condition that can occur in patients with chronic constipation.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal ulcer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Treat rectal ulcers: Rectal ulcer can be caused by mechanical trauma, caustic injury, rectal prolapse, "solitary rectal ulcer syndrome", stercoral ulcer (hard stool erodes rectal lining), inflammatory bowel disease, infection...Just to name a few. If your doctor documented a rectal ulcer he can advise you as to its cause, & thus the appropriate fix. Avoid constipation, non-prescribed enemas, cleansers, rectal sex...
A 28-year-old member asked:

Any over-the-counter help for someone with rectal ulcer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Rectal ulcer causes: Rectal ulcer can be caused by mechanical trauma, caustic injury, rectal prolapse, "solitary rectal ulcer syndrome", stercoral ulcer (hard stool erodes rectal lining), inflammatory bowel disease, infection...Just to name a few. If your doctor documented a rectal ulcer he can advise you as to its cause, & thus the appropriate fix. Avoid constipation, non-prescribed enemas, cleansers, rectal sex...
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: rectal ulcer?

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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
Breakdown of lining: A rectal ulcer is when you have a breakdown of the lining of rectum. Though there can be many causes the common ones include rectal prolapse, internal intersusseption, and neoplasm ( benign or malignant). Evaluation with possible biopsy by a colon and rectal surgeon or gastroenterologist is needed. Treatment depends on it's cause. Hope this helps.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

What is cure for solitary rectal ulcer?

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Dr. Amir Bastawrous
Colon and Rectal Surgery 33 years experience
Complicated: Solitary rectal ulcer is in the spectrum of rectal prolapse. Most surgical therapy is first directed at ensuring that any abnormality is not a cancer, especially if associated with a mass. Some have tried topical steroids. At times, surgical resection has been used, when clear prolapse is noted. High recurrence rate.
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A 39-year-old male asked:

Is there any cure for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome?

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sometimes surgery: If conservative treatment doesn't work, many (but not all) patients will benefit from surgery. The problem may recur after surgery. You should obtain a referral to see a proctologist (colo-rectal surgeon) for recommendations. Try to do an internet review of the problem before your consultation in order to obtain better and more clear-cut answers

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